1. Perfect time of year to Fly Fish

Kamloops has over 100+ fishing lakes within a 1-hour drive through diverse and bold landscape. Fall is the perfect time for the family to try out some of the best dry-fly fishing anywhere in BC. Spend time finding the perfect fly-fishing guide so your family is set up for success – we know you want to catch a big one!

2. Fun and Games

Not every day is an outdoor day – Kamloops still has you covered. Your family will love getting their game on at Kamloops Fun and Games. Sweeten the experience with some friendly competition – loser buys dinner? Biggest prize gets to decide the next day of activities? Most wins picks the morning hike?

@wwwvalerywww Isobel Lake Fishing
Candace Hansma Fun Factor

3. Live Music

Fall is the perfect time to take in music together - everyone’s toes will be tapping when you take in the Kamloops Symphony and Orchestra. All live shows take place at the Sagebrush Theatre – and there are still online viewing options too for the family looking to stay in and have their own dance party.

4. Hit the Pool

Face it – there is nothing that screams family time more than your whole crew piling into a hotel swimming pool. The hotels in Kamloops have great options if your family is looking for a little pool time.

Soak up the fall sun from the Delta Hotel by Marriot’s rooftop pool and hot tub – you’ll be right downtown on main street so when you and your family dry off you’ll be a part of all the action.

Or, try out the indoor pool and hot tub at the Wingate by Wyndham. It’s minutes from Aberdeen Mall … which means if anyone forgot their swim trunks you got them covered (but let’s be serious your family never needs an excuse to shop!). 

Dylan Sherrard Kamloops Symphony Orchestra
Mary Putnam two kids and two adults swimming in outdoor rooftop pool with a yellow umbrella

5. Eat!

What family doesn’t like to eat together? There are so many options in Kamloops – from tried and true family favorites to new exciting tastes. Brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, cocktails … no matter what your family’s tummies are grumbling for Kamloops food-scene has you covered.  

Your older kids will love our modern dining options, your grown kids will love hitting up a brewery with mom and dad, and your little kids will love chasing down a food truck.

6. Get Up Close to BC's Wildlife

The BC Wildlife Park features over 65 species of wildlife spread out over 50 hectares.  Every member of the family will enjoy seeing cougars, moose, birds of prey, snakes, grizzly bears, mountain goats, and timber wolves.  They always have something spooky up their sleeves in the fall. Check out their fall feature animals – from arachnids to nocturnal animals the whole family will fall in love with a new furry friend.

@obsessedbyportia Kid with Food Truck
Mary Putnam Viewing a Spirit Bear at the BC Wildlife Park

7. Pack a backpack and take the family on a hike or bike

Kamloops' vast, rugged landscape lends itself perfectly to being a great hiking and biking destination.  With beautiful fall foliage and dog friendly trails, hiking or biking at one of the many locations in the area is not to be missed.  Kamloops has so many kid-friendly hikes – your family’s epic outdoor adventure is waiting.

8. Visit the Children's Museum

The Children's Museum, located on the first floor of the Kamloops Museum & Archives, features hands-on activities and invites visitors to engage with regional heritage in playful, spontaneous, and creative ways. This space is perfect for those days where your family wants to stay cozy making memories indoors.

Dylan Sherrard Lac du bois biking family
Dylan Sherrard Kamloops Museum and Archives kids

9. Canoe, Kayak or Stand-Up Paddle Board as a Family

Kamloops has a ton of surrounding lakes with beautiful fall colours, views, picnic areas, and rentals.  Head out on the water as a family!  Try something new – you never know which family members will excel at a new water sport – it might even be fido. Take your pick – you could explore a new lake every weekend.

10. Learn Something New

The BIG Little Science Centre (BLSC) is dedicated to developing a passion for science among youth. Pop in for a hands-on experience at the 120 stations to experiment! Capacity is limited in this space so make sure if this is a family adventure on your list you call ahead and book a time slot so your family can experience everything the BLSC has to offer.

Lisa Strachan Enjoying water activities at the beach at Bruker Marina